Pete Kilpatrick Band
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Pete Kilpatrick Band

Portland, ME | Established. Jan 01, 2003 | SELF

Portland, ME | SELF
Established on Jan, 2003
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Pete Kilpatrick hails from the music mecca of the northeast, Portland, Maine. He has been writing, recording, and performing regularly since 2002 and has released six independent albums to date including the most recent, Heavy Fire (2012). Pete has been named Maine’s best act four times in the Portland Best Music Awards and has performed over 1,200 shows since he began his career, sharing the stage with such notable acts as Dave Matthews Band, David Gray, Jason Mraz, Ray Lamontagne, Guster, Amos Lee, Matisyahu, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Michael Franti, Brett Dennen, The Wailers, Dawes, Blues Traveler and DJ Logic, among countless others.

 Heavy Fire has been Pete's most ambitious album to date, featuring Kilpatrick’s melodic lyrical style over the top of intricate musical arrangements. It was a true collaborative effort primarily written at his house situated on a spectacular coastal Maine river. Bassist Matt Cosby remarks, “It’s a great place to write. If you get hung up on a part, just step outside and sit by the water for a bit…get your head right.”

 The album was recorded and produced at Red Vault Recording, owned and operated by Pete Morse, giving the players the unlimited freedom to perfect the sound they were aiming for, and it’s evident throughout Heavy Fire from the memorable hook on American Dream to the riff from title track, Heavy Fire. Stefan Lessard, bassist for Dave Matthews Band, even lends his chops on album standout Burning Star.

Pete has shared the stage with Dave Matthews Band, David Gray, Jason Mraz, Ray Lamontagne, Barenaked Ladies, O.A.R, Guster, G Love and Special Sauce, Matisyahu, Amos Lee, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Brett Dennen, Tim Reynolds, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Wailers, Yonder Mountain String Band, DJ Logic, Blues Traveler, Spoon, Against Me!, Cold War Kids, Toots and the Maytals, Rusted Root, Mutemath, State Radio, Dawes, Eve6, Eric Hutchinson, Meiko, and J Cole.